Supporting Community Revitalisation In Noble Park

first_imgSupporting Community Revitalisation In Noble Park VIC PremierNoble Park residents can look forward to improved streetscapes and a new local playground, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $500,000 investment in the Noble Park Revitalisation Project.The work will see improvements to amenities on Douglas Street and the development of an all-abilities playground, which will allow children and people with disabilities to play in a safe new space.The Labor Government is investing $310,000 in the streetscape upgrades, and $190,000 in works for the new playground.Greater Dandenong City Council has also made contributions of $585,000 and $180,000 respectively. Works have started and will be completed in July.The development of Douglas Street and the construction of the playground will attract visitors to the Noble Park Activity Centre, supporting increased business activity. The playground will have space for nature play, sensory play and open grass areas – making it ideal for all children and adults, including those with disabilities.The improvements add to $3 million that the Government has previously invested in facilities at the Ross Reserve precinct.The projects are part of the Suburban Revitalisation Program, which supports projects across eight areas in metropolitan Melbourne – Boronia, Noble Park, Lilydale, Tarneit, Reservoir, Melton, Broadmeadows and Frankston.Funding of $21 million is being provided to the eight revitalisation boards through the Building Works stimulus program and the Victorian Budget 2020-21.The Suburban Revitalisation Program engages local councils and community groups to deliver key economic initiatives and community development projects which improve social and economic outcomes for residents.For more information, go to suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au.As stated by Minister for Suburban Development Shaun Leane“By upgrading the streetscape and building a new playground, we’re investing in projects that will directly benefit Noble Park residents and businesses.”“Revitalisation projects right across Melbourne are improving livability, bringing communities together and boosting local economies.”As stated by Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Lee Tarlamis“Projects like the Douglas Street revitalisation project and the all-abilities playground put the needs of Noble Park people front and centre – it’s an important step in the community’s steady recovery from the effects of the pandemic.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Andrews, AusPol, Australia, business, children, community, Dandenong, Eastern, Frankston, Government, Investment, local council, Melbourne, Melton, Minister, outcomes, Ross, Victorialast_img read more

Employment

first_img Emma Smith (instructed by Beachcrofts (Bristol)) for the appellant; Anna Beale (instructed by Leigh Day & Co) for the respondent. The appellant employer (M) appealed against the employment tribunal’s finding that the respondent former employee (C) had suffered direct ­disability discrimination contrary to section 3A(5) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. C was an executive director in an industry which paid high bonuses. He was successful in his work but had been told that he needed to widen his client base. In 2007 C severely injured his back and, as a result, his working hours and ability to entertain possible new clients were significantly reduced. At his appraisal, C was told that he had made a strong showing despite his injury. However, M noted that 65% of C’s revenue still came from one client. C was awarded a much lower bonus than the previous year and was later selected for redundancy. The tribunal found that C had been unfairly dismissed and had suffered direct disability discrimination in relation to his bonus and his dismissal. However, it also found that, in accordance with Malcolm v Lewisham LBC [2008] UKHL 43, [2008] 1 AC 1399, a non-disabled comparator in similar circumstances would have been treated in the same way in relation to bonuses and selection for redundancy. The tribunal consequently dismissed C’s claims for disability-related discrimination under section 3A(1). M submitted that, as the tribunal had found that there was no disability-related discrimination because the Malcolm comparator would have been treated in the same way, there could not, on the same facts, be direct disability discrimination. Held: (1) Although the tribunal could, before considering other ingredients of the statutory tort, ask itself ‘the reason why’ for the alleged discriminatory treatment, a comparator was still required, Shamoon v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary [2003] UKHL 11, [2003] 2 All ER 26 and Bahl v Law Society [2003] IRLR 640 EAT applied. In the instant case, the tribunal had not constructed a comparator so far as direct discrimination was concerned, and had not explained what the discrimination was. The comparator for section 3A(1)(a) was a person in similar circumstances to the claimant who either did not have the claimant’s disability or was not disabled, or where the circumstances of the comparator were unconnected with the claimant’s disability, and Malcolm had rendered the scope of section 3A(1)(a) for all practical purposes to be the same as for direct discrimination under section 3A(5). Therefore, if the case on disability-related discrimination failed, it was difficult to see how the same allegations relied upon in support of that case could found a successful claim for direct discrimination; if the claimant had not demonstrated that he had suffered less-favourable treatment, both claims would fail, Edinburgh City Council v Dickson, unreported, 2 December [2009] EAT (SC) applied. The tribunal therefore appeared to have confused the test of determining direct discrimination under section 3A(5) with the pre-Malcolm test of disability-related discrimination, Malcolm applied. Furthermore, it was unclear whether the tribunal considered there was direct discrimination for reasons other than unfair dismissal, failure to increase the client base and in connection with the bonus. If the tribunal did consider that the direct discrimination related to other matters, it was not clear what those might have been and who would have been the appropriate actual or hypothetical comparator, if not the comparator identified for the purposes of disability-related discrimination. If the tribunal considered that a comparator who had failed to widen his client base would have been treated differently it should have said so. (2) The matter would be remitted to the tribunal to determine whether there had been direct disability discrimination on grounds other than the bonus, dismissal or failure to increase the client base. Appeal allowed. Discrimination – Comparators – Reasons – Unfair dismissalcenter_img JP Morgan Europe Ltd v R Chweidan: EAT (Judge Serota QC, A Gallico, K Mohanty): 26 August 2010last_img read more

Man Arrested For Attempting To Syphon Gas From Multiple Vehicles In Sterling And Soldotna

first_imgUpon remadning at Wildwood pretrial facility, Smith was found to be in possession of a small amount of a controlled substance. Smith was arrested on two charges of criminal trespass 1st degree, theft 4th degree, and attempted theft 4th degree. Original Story  The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a suspicious male carrying gas cans and a syphoning hose in the area of Diane St. in Sterling, on March 4. According to the online trooper dispatch, Jonathon Douglas Smith, age 30 of Kenai, had gone to a residence and a business on Diane St. where he attempted to syphon fuel from several vehicles. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated- In a trooper dispatch updated and posted on March 5, involving an incident in Soldotna on Granny Anne St. on February 20th. Investigation revealed Smith  broke into the residence and syphoned fuel from vehicles on the property. Subsequent charges were added to the most recent arrest. An additional charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance 4th degree and promoting contraband 1st degree were added.last_img read more

Super Eagles adopt rules to curb bonus rows

first_img0Shares0000ABUJA, December 3 – Nigeria have adopted a code of conduct which they hope will forestall bonus rows like the one that almost caused the country to miss out on this year’s Confederations Cup.Sports minister Bolaji Abdullahi has forwarded a code of conduct, drafted by a committee at his ministry, for immediate implementation by the country’s football federation. The committee was set up to draw up rules after the Super Eagles refused a 50 percent cut in their bonus for two 2014 World Cup qualifiers in Kenya and Namibia in June.The African champions refused to board their flight out of Namibia to Brazil and the government had to intervene to pay the balance of the bonuses before they agreed to travel to South America.Nigeria arrived less than 24 hours before their opening Confederations Cup game against Tahiti.The five-part document spells out the obligations of the Nigerian Football Federation, coaches and players called up to the national team. Non-compliance could lead to fines, suspensions or even expulsions.Pay rows have often surrounded Nigerian teams with coaches not paid regularly and in time, while players have resisted any attempts to review their win bonus downwards.There have been several attempts to introduce a code but they have often been met by a stiff resistance from players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ronaldo to make sensational return to Man United? Spanish football expert on Real Madrid star’s future

first_imgGraham Hunter has backed claims Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and is considering his future.Ramon Calderon, ex-president of Real, told talkSPORT on Monday that the former Manchester United winger is ‘fed up’ at the Bernabeu and could be in line for a sensational return to Old Trafford.Hunter has now added further weight to reports Ronaldo could be on the move, revealing the 29-year-old was upset by Angel di Maria’s departure and is questioning the ambition of Perez.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Spanish football expert said: “He was upset that [Angel] Di Maria was sold. They are in the same type of chaos they were 12 months ago, irrespective of how Carlo Ancelotti put it right. I think it is understandable that he is looking around with his agent and I would stress the relationship between Perez and Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, is not the best at the moment.“There is a culmination of circumstances which means they are beginning to look around. It doesn’t mean automatically next summer he will join Manchester United. But he is in the power seat, he is a number one footballer and he is right to be saying, ‘do Real Madrid share my ambitions’ and I would say, right now, the president doesn’t.”last_img read more